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Gladstone

Paperback (04 Oct 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Winner of the Whitbread Biography of the Year.

William Gladstone was, with Tennyson, Newman, Dickens, Carlyle, and Darwin, one of the stars of nineteenth-century British life. He spent sixty-three of his eighty-nine years in the House of Commons and was prime minister four times, a unique accomplishment. From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule, he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil. But Gladstone the man was much more: a classical scholar, a wide-ranging author, a vociferous participant in all the great theological debates of the day, a voracious reader, and an avid walker who chopped down trees for recreation. He was also a man obsessed with the idea of his own sinfulness, prone to self-flagellation and persistent in the practice of accosting prostitutes on the street and attempting to persuade them of the errors of their ways.

Gladstone, by historian and eminent politician Roy Jenkins, is a full and deep portrait of a complicated man, offering a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history, and is also a brilliant example of the biographer's art.

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Pan Books

Pan Books

Pan is MacMillan's paperback imprint which publishes a broad list of popular fiction and non-fiction many of its bestselling authors are published in hardback under the Macmillan imprint. In non-fiction, Pan has a strong reputation in history, military history and biography. Pan also boasts an impressive list of original paperbacks, including novels by new authors as well as non-fiction titles in health and fitness and astrology, reference books and autobiography.

Book information

ISBN: 9781509868292
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Pan Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.081092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4861
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 528g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 51mm